A report claims that it took a phone call from club captain Jamaal Lascelles for Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to settle a dispute over player bonuses.
The Shields Gazzette claims that Lascelles, the hero on the pitch in the weekend win over Swansea,
The report claims Lascelles and Ashley spoke on Sunday and agreed a new structure, which will up the total bonus pot to £4m, if the Magpies finish in 17th.
The new structure will also increase the bonus pot by £1m per place in the table - meaning a top half finish could result in a big payout of around £11m for the squad.
In addition, according to the report, Ashley also offered the squad a £20m bonus for winning the FA Cup, perhaps suggesting he has identified this trophy as a priority this season.
Mike Ashley has apparently offered his Newcastle players a £20million bonus if they win the FA Cup! pic.twitter.com/tOZmA7Ge9k— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 10, 2017
Despite talk of problems between manager Rafa Benitez and Ashley over transfer spending, Newcastle have started the season in reasonable form - beating Swansea and West Ham in their opening four games.
They host Stoke City on Sunday September 16, as they look to secure back to back Premier League wins.